Thursday, December 31, 2015

December 2015

In December, we saw Santa a couple of times, played in the snow, hung out with family a lot, and celebrated Christmas! The boy were so excited this year for Christmas and Santa and everything that goes with it.  They are at a the age where the magic of Christmas is real and I love it.  They even try their best to be good for Charlie our elf. And then we spent New Years at the cabin in Wyoming in freezing cold temperatures.

Helping grandpa Nielsen with the leaves, this was right before he blasted them with the leaf blower.
Kaiden drew a picture for Santa at school of what he wanted for Christmas and every day he would tell me we needed to mail it.  So I finally found a place at Thanksgiving point that you can mail a letter to Santa and that he writes you back a letter even!
Kaiden at his preschool Christmas program. He was so cute singing the songs and they all wore their Christmas jammies.

This was the announcement we posted online to announce the pregnancy. Grayson kept saying the picture was of a river of water.
This was our third time seeing Santa for this year and it was at the Johnson family Christmas party.
Christmas jammies with the cousins.
Kaiden got his letter back from Santa!
My mom's birthday dinner at Kneaders.

We took the boys sledding at a park up by Battle Creek in PG.

Our traditional Christmas Eve Nativity Scene and Kaiden was a wise man.

The setup after Santa came, all ready for Christmas morning.

Christmas day family picture.
We went and saw Star Wars with our friends Sammie and Justin and it was way good.
New Years Eve at the cabin in Wyoming. Spencer's parents came up too and Spencer and his dad were working on the drywall of the new bathroom. The temperature never got above freezing the whole time and was even in the negatives a lot.  It was so cold outside it was hard to breathe out there and we couldn't stay out too long.  But there was a ton of snow which was fun for snowmobiling and sledding.  If we didn't completely cover our faces while snowmobiling it would just hurt way too much.

Monday, November 30, 2015

November 2015

November 2015 - Not much happened this month because we announced on Thanksgiving that I am pregnant with baby #3! Baby is due June 28th. At the beginning of the month, sickness hit and was bad.  The entire month I hardly did anything other than lay on the couch and throw up. I got on some anti nausea medicine again but the sickness has been the hardest of any pregnancy so far.  And I was so tired all the time, like taking 3 naps a day, so tired. I had to force myself to eat because that would help me to not throw up but nothing ever sounded good to eat.  We rarely got out of the house or took any pictures but we managed a few things during the month.
We took the boys to the building day at Home Depot and this time they were able to build jet airplanes! Of course they both painted their airplanes green.
We had lots of leaves to do at grandma Carter's house so we put the boys to work. 

We were able to go to Cassandra's wedding in the Salt Lake Temple.
We made gingerbread trains and houses with Lincoln.
Thanksgiving day - I was still feeling so sick so the picture isn't great but at Spencer's family we did a family picture but it was really recording instead and Spencer counted down for the picture and said Amber's pregnant right before the picture. And then at my family we just said Kaiden wanted to say something and he got all shy but I finally got him to say I'm going to be a big brother again.  I had been so sick that I didn't really want to do anything extreme to announce the pregnancy.  I was just ready for everyone to officially know even though most already caught on because of how sick and lazy I had been.
Decorating the tree for Christmas.

Cousin time at the new aquarium - we went on the free admission day so of course it was packed but we still had fun.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 2015

October was filled with lots of Halloween activities and the weather stayed warm.

Kaiden had a preschool field trip at Hee Haw Farms and Grayson was lucky enough to tag along. He wasn't too excited to smile for this picture but they both had fun. 

We rode the train up to Wheeler Farms and spent the afternoon there with grandma Johnson and Chesley, Abby and Emery and the boys, and Sydney. 

These pictures crack me up because of the angle of the water hose on the left picture (wasn't trying to do that) and the creepy spider looking thing in the right picture that Kaiden was too scared to take a picture with but Grayson wasn't.

On the train ride to Wheeler Farms, probably their favorite part of the day.
Pumpkin time again! We opted for easy stick in faces again this year and they turned out cute. We had over 20 pumpkins come from our garden this year and of course the boys picked the green ones.  They love the color green.

Preschool Halloween Program and Carnival.  They sang a bunch of songs and then they had a whole carnival all set up for the kids. They really went all out and the boys had so much fun.  

BYU basketball games started again and we couldn't be more excited to start going to them again, and the fact that the seats are now soft and padded.
Our soccer star Kaiden in action.

Halloween day! Kaiden dressed up as Iron Man and Grayson dressed up as Captain America. With their cousins Lonnie (Buzz Lightyear) and Lincoln (Woody)
Flexing super heroes.
We were shocked that grandma and grandpa Nielsen dressed up so we had to document it. 
We always have to get our picture with friends Easton and Stratton in their costumes on Halloween.